Ana Raquel Santa Maria

Subjects: Biology
Division: Natural Sciences
Position: Mentor
Years: 2019-2020, 2020-2021

Ana received her Master degree in Bioengineering from the University of Algarve and then was awarded a Marie Skłodowska Curie fellowship to conduct a PhD in Hungary. She is improving a novel in vitro organ-on-a-chip device to be used in the study of the properties and physiology of the blood-brain barrier. Outside the lab, she loves teaching and communicating science to non-scientists. Teaching has been part of her life since the first year at the university, from summer camps, to international science communication competition, ana loves to guide and motivate young students to follow their dreams.